Sunday, November 23, 2014

Bennie and the Invisible Jets

In 2017 we are to be treated to a new Wonder Woman movie. Allegedly it's been in the works since 2001 but changes directors and writers more than a few times. As of the writing of this post they have exactly one actor on board. Wonder Woman is to be played by Gal Gadot!  Yeah, I don't know her either. 

Until then we have MeTV.  Saturday nights on the MeTV network present a raft of science fiction tv shows. They include the old, live-action Batman, Wonder Woman, Star Trek, Svengoolie (a monster movie host in the vein of Elvira) (Elvira, by the way had the best pinball game of all time and if I had an extra $6,000. lying around I'd have one of my own) (just so you know) then there's Lost In Space and some under-sea show. 
D'oh, Little Buddy!
Anyway the episode of Wonder Woman called "Amazon Hot Wax" (Yes really!) is what I found most intriguing. I was ready to settle in to a show about how South American Nazis had infiltrated Company X or Government Agency Y but to my surprise that didn't happen. I know!  I'm as surprised as you. I figured since it's Wonder Woman then that's a given. Kind of like that episode of Gilligan's Island when they almost get off the island but then Gilligan does something goofy and messes it all up. 

The Real Kenny Loggins
This episode was about the music industry and how some Kenny Loggins look-alike faked his own death so his album would go platinum. His agent with a bushy '70s mustache was then forced to pay ransom to some sleazy character with a bushy '70s mustache to get the last songs of the "dead" Kenny Loggins clone (KLC). Other musical acts also play a part in the episode. There's a brother sister "Carpenters" type of act and a trio band in white-painted faces just out for a good time. One of which has a bushy '70s mustache. By this time I started missing the South American Nazis. 

Linda Carter was under cover as a new singer that sounded a lot like Karen Carpenter. As it turns out KLC ended up playing the role of damsel in distress after it was learned he was still alive via clues found on the cover of his last album that looked curiously like the cover of Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. 

In the end Wonder Woman was able to foil the plot of the villains with the help of the zany white-faced trio (one of which had a bushy '70s mustache.) and the fake "Carpenters" turned out to be in league with the villain with the bushy '70s mustache. Judge Reinhold was one of the fake Carpenters and one of the zany white-faced trio was none other than the Working Class Dog, Rick Springfield. He wasn't the one with the bushy '70s mustache. 

Judge Reinhold
Rick Springfield

Here's Diana singing.


  1. That picture of Rick Springfield looks as if he was interrupted whilst sitting on the latrine. That picture of Judge Reinhold looks as if he just interrupted Rick Springfield on the latrine. If the latrines were made by Nazis, then the awkward interruption could have served as the basis for a plot in the next episode.

    1. On second thought, the awkward latrine scene would be a better plot for a Three's Company episode. It would have to involve Crissy, Jack, and Mr. Furley, but I'm not sure in what order.

    2. Wouldn't it be funnier in it's own series? Also starring Jack Tripper from Three's Company but later in life? Maybe he could own his own restaurant by then and have a live-in girlfriend who's an airline stewardess. The scene could involve her meddling dad and the show could be called "Three's a Crowd".

      Comedy Gold!

  2. In the world of critics, it is sometimes necessary to be harsh whether to prove a point, express an opinion, or merely pass some here it goes. A Palm Pilot?! Really?!! Those are so 2000. I hope that your Acme Brick cell phone does not get lost in your parachute pants while your change stations on your Sony Walkman as you brush back your mullet from your face while rollerskating to "Freak Out" by Le Chic. On the other hand, your article was witty and succinct. A good day to you sir.

    1. Hey! What's wrong with parachute pants?